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 Friday, Jul 31 
Ky. ambulance service sparking city-county friction (EMS World)
City-county relations have recently taken a turn for the worse, judging from comments made by Commissioner Robby Mills at Tuesday's Henderson City Commission meeting.

 Friday, Jul 31 
Impact of AMR buying Rural/Metro on EMS providers (EMS1)
EMS1 readers react to the acquisition announcement with optimism, questions and caution.

 Thursday, Jul 30 
AMR acquiring Rural/Metro corporation (EMS1)
The acquisition enhances mobile integrated healthcare capabilities and creates opportunities for AMR to partner with fire departments and local government.

 Thursday, Jul 30 
Envision Healthcare enters definitive agreement to acquire Rural/Metro (Business Wire)
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rural/Metro Corporation through its medical transportation segment American Medical Response.

 Thursday, Jul 30 
KASPER Scheduled Drug Prescribing Reports now available
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, in conjunction with the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, is now producing quarterly reports that show prescription numbers, by age and sex, for common Schedule II-V drugs.

 Thursday, Jul 30 
Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic: Elsmere Fire District, Elsmere (Kenton) KY

 Wednesday, Jul 29 
5 tips for managing the media on EMS scenes (EMS1)
Be calm, rational and don't get baited into a confrontation which will make you the villain of a viral video.

 Wednesday, Jul 29 
Funeral arrangements for John Robert "Rob" Coleman, Sr.
John Robert “Robbie” Coleman, 46, formerly an EMT with Louisville EMS, passed away Sunday.

 Wednesday, Jul 29 
Dr. Norman McSwain saved countless lives before his death (EMS World)
Dr. Norman McSwain passed away in his New Orleans home Tuesday afternoon at the age of 78. He was known throughout the world as a doctor who had a passion for teaching others how to save lives.

 Wednesday, Jul 29 
Official: EMS devices will save lives (Elizabethtown News Enterprise)
Hardin Fiscal Court made a “huge investment in patient services” Tuesday afternoon when the court passed a resolution to purchase nine CPR compression machines for the county’s emergency medical service, an official said.

 Wednesday, Jul 29 
Emergency Medical Technician: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta (Gallatin) KY

 Tuesday, Jul 28 
Mercy EMS gains national accolades (Paducah Sun)
Mercy Regional EMS recently earned a major award from the American Heart Association - an honor only 447 of the nearly 21,000 licensed EMS agencies in the country received.

 Tuesday, Jul 28 
Kentucky state agencies promoting 'Move Over' law (WLKY)
The Kentucky State Police and the state Office of Highway Safety are teaming up to promote safe driving behavior to protect people in emergency or public safety vehicles.

 Monday, Jul 27 
Is an ambulance the right vehicle for psych patient transfers? (EMS1)
EMS chiefs need to examine the clinical, safety, and economic rationale for medically-stable psych patient interfacility transfers.

 Monday, Jul 27 
5 must-have ambulance features (EMS1)
Consider safety, comfort, and efficiency of EMS providers when purchasing an ambulance.

 Monday, Jul 27 
Off-duty Estill Co. EMT sprints into action (LEX18)
A veteran paramedic who arrived at the scene posted a message on social media commending the EMT and paramedic student for his help.

 Monday, Jul 27 
WayPOINTS: Summer Edition (Air Evac Lifeteam)
Air Evac Lifeteam's quarterly newsletter.

 Monday, Jul 27 
Lexington man charged for assaulting firefighter (WKYT)
A man faces assault charges Monday after police said he attacked a Lexington firefighter Saturday morning.

 Monday, Jul 27 
Non-physicians take on growing role in medicine (Louisville Courier Journal)
Nurse practitioners, as well as physician assistants, are a fast-growing part of the medical marketplace, providing care some people associate more often with doctors, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.

 Monday, Jul 27 
Paramedic full time: Anderson County EMS, Lawrenceburg (Anderson) KY

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Knox EMT indicted in teen's death (EMS1)
The EMT has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after allegedly driving an ambulance under the influence and hitting a group of teens on bicycles, killing one of them.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Walmart announces infant car seat designed to prevent hot car deaths (CNN)
Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Ambulance collides with car in a wedding procession in Georgetown (WKYT)
Georgetown Police are investigating a crash between an ambulance and a wedding procession.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Study: Hospitals often overestimate ability to deliver fast stroke care (EMS World)
When asked about administering tPA to stroke patients, hospital staff perceptions did not always line up with actual performance.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Anti-overdose drug training offered every month in Louisville (WDRB)
100 kits have been handed out.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Lexington police, firefighters help Flatgap residents pick up pieces after devastating flood (Lexington Herald Leader)
Johnson County residents are getting help from Lexington public safety officers this weekend as the Flatgap community begins to recover from a devastating flood.

 Sunday, Jul 26 
EMT/Firefighter: City of Winchester, Winchester (Clark) KY

 Sunday, Jul 26 
Paramedic/Firefighter: City of Winchester, Winchester (Clark) KY

 Saturday, Jul 25 
Vanderbilt LifeFlight debuts new airplane (EMS World)
Vanderbilt LifeFlight is adding a new airplane that will provide emergency medical transportation for infants, children and adults located essentially anywhere in the U.S.

 Saturday, Jul 25 
Charges dismissed for Ky. man who defended himself against drunken former firefighter (EMS World)
The man stabbed the former firefighter in self defense in 2012.

 Saturday, Jul 25 
Research explores EMS providers' role in end-of-life calls (EMS1)
Interviews with NY EMTs and paramedics provides new insights into the complex, yet largely unknown juncture of emergency care and end-of-life care.

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